Monthly Archives: September 2009

Muggle and Quidditch in 67 languages, and counting…

At a unique event, summarising a 10-year translating phenomenon, all the translators of the Harry Potter books met in Paris to discuss “what was lost in translation” and to celebrate their shared experience. To mark international literacy day on 8th … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Samuel

I missed his birthday on 7 September, but there’s a chance for more cake and 300 candles on 18 September (apparently after the change of calendar in 1752 he celebrated his birthday on 18 September). There’s been so many wonderful … Continue reading

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Copyright debate on the day for the Google Settlement deadline

I know the Google Settlement is a hotly contentious issue which is vitally important to authors and probably of zero interest to most others.  But in fact it is going to introduce a whole new dimension for readers as well … Continue reading

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